Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Vale of Glamorgan Council joint statement on Albert Road Surgery and Primary Care Services in Penarth
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) and the Vale of Glamorgan Council are committed to working together to find short and longer-term solutions for patients of Albert Road Surgery in Penarth.
Following the notification that the landlord had served notice on the building and the subsequent decision of the GP Practice to hand back their General Medical Services (GMS) contract, the two organisations have committed to explore options to maintain GP Services for the local community from April 2022.
The UHB’s focus of bringing care closer to home and staying within the local community is part of the longer-term primary care ambitions for a Health and Wellbeing Hub at Cogan in Penarth.
The UHB and the Local Authority are supportive in principle of the Cogan Wellbeing Hub and the UHB is progressing the programme of work required to finalise a business case to support this. However, it is important to reiterate this is a medium-term option and will require further discussion with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, as well as the necessary planning and approval processes and ongoing engagement with key stakeholders and the community as the plans progress.
Patients will continue to access primary care services at Albert Road Surgery until 18 March 2022. In the meantime, we will keep the local community updated with details of future provision of health care as we work through a sustainable solution. We would like to reiterate that no patients in this area will lose access to GP services.
The UHB would like to thank the community for their patience during this time and can reassure patients that we are committed to resolving this to meet the sustainable health care needs of the local population in Penarth.